Agenda Planning Committee Monday 24 May 2021 at 7.30pm in the Club Room, Village Centre, Stoke Poges, Bucks.


You are summoned to attend a Meeting of the Planning Committee to be held on


COVID-19 RULES ONLY ALLOW A MAXIMUM OF 15 PEOPLE IN THE ROOM AT ANYONE TIME. Members of public who have genuine questions about something on the agenda (as per Standing Orders) a 3 minute time slot (up to the 15 minutes public session time) arranged in advance with the Clerk. First come first served after the agenda is issued.

Please be aware that social distancing requirements are in place and you will be required to wear a mask or face shield. I respectfully request that all attendees undertake a lateral flow test before attending the council meeting and that any person who tests positive and/or feels unwell should remain at home. Lateral flow tests are available from pharmacies free of charge; being a councillor is classified as working so please inform the pharmacy staff that you work when you are asked to provide a reason.

Julie Simmonds/Clerk/19 May 2021

JA Simmonds


001/PL/21           Election of Chairman

To Elect a Chairman for the coming year.

002/PL/21           Election of Vice Chairman

To Elect a Vice Chairman for the coming year.

003/PL/21           Items by Members of Public Present.

The meeting is open to the public and press and the first 15 minutes will be reserved, if required, for public comment.

004/PL/21            Apologies for Absence

005/PL/21          Declarations of Interest

Members to declare any personal interest in any item of business as defined in the Code of Conduct 2007.  If that interest is a prejudicial interest as defined in the Code, the member should withdraw from the meeting for that item.

006/PL/21           Minutes

Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on 19 April 2021 (previously circulated)    

007/PL/21           Planning Applications

(i) To approve delegated decisions submitted for Planning Applications for which the response date was prior to this Committee Meeting.   See Appendix 1.

(ii)To consider and formulate a response to new Planning Applications received. See Appendix 2. Plus amended plans for information only.

008/PL/21           Planning Decisions, Enforcements and Appeals.

District Decisions made since the last Planning Committee Meeting.  See Appendix 3.

009/PL/21           Outstanding Enforcements See Appendix 4.

010/PL/21           Correspondence.

011/PL/21           Neighbourhood Plan

Updates and to make any decisions following scoping meetings.

012/PL/21           Exclusion of the Press & Public

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 To resolve to exclude the press and public from the following business because publicity would prejudice the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business.  Part two items:- To discuss any possible unlawful buildings or business’s which have not been granted enforcement notices and therefore are not public.

Next meeting date:  21 June 2021





Pl/21/1294/FA                   5 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Demolition of existing rear extension and side annexe, proposed single storey side and rear extensions, new front porch and new side window.

PL/21/1433/FA                  Maple House, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

First floor rear extension, single storey front extension, porch canopy and insertion of window.

PL/21/1268/FA                  9 Framewood Manor, Framewood Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QR

7 side rooflights.

PL/21/1269/HB                 9 Framewood Manor, Framewood Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QR

Listed Building Consent for 7 side rooflights and internal alterations.

PL/21/1678/FA                  33 Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DW

Proposed single storey rear/side extension.

PL/21/1277/FA                  2 Penn Meadow, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4EB

Two storey side and front extension, single storey front extension, new porch, 1 front and 2 side rooflights, changes to windows and internal alterations.

PL/21/1667/FA                  Maple House, School Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Dropped kerb and boundary treatment with brick piers, walls and sliding security gate to create a new vehicular access onto Hollybush Hill.

PL/21/1550/FA                  7 Sefton Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LH

Single storey rear and front extensions and extension of front canopy roof.

PL/21/1522/FA                  Little Oaks, West End Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ND

Two storey rear extension, loft conversion/extension with front and rear dormers/rooflights, porch canopy, alterations to windows, doors and external finish.

PL/21/1657/TP                  17 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

G1 Lime – Cut back to previous pollarding 20% reduction. (TPO/SBDC/2003/12)

PL/21/1739/TP                  Lashbrook, Lakeside Drive, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LX

G6 – 1 x Sycamore – Fell.  T29 – Birch – reduce height by 4-5 feet.  T30 – Birch – reduce two low branches. (TPO/SBDC/2010/11).

PL/21/1731/TP                  Cadagon House, 10 Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

G1 (Chestnut) – Cut back to previous pollarding (20% reduction).  T3 (Robinia) – Cut back to previous pollarding (20% reduction) – SBDC TPO No 12, 2003.

PL/21/1591/FA                  Field House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QN

Erection of an outbuilding with an indoor swimming pool ancillary to the main house.

PL/21/1968/KA                 105 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

T1 Sycamore – Fell (Stoke Poges Conservation Area)

PL/21/1865/TP                  105 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LP

G3 Sycamore x 3 – Fell (TPO/SBDC/2003/7)

PL/21/1946/TP                  Grove House, 2A Freemans Close, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4ER

Yew x 2 – Prune back lateral spread by 500m to 1mtr. (TPO/SBDC/2003/7)

PL/21/1826/FA                  22 Wakefield Crescent, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DF

Proposed two storey rear extension

PL/21/1748/FA                  95A Vine Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4DQ

First Floor side extension to extend over single storey flat roof.

PL/21/1744/FA                  Farthings, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6PA

Single storey rear extension, conversion of garage into living space and demolition of existing conservatory.

PL/21/1480/FA                  The Cricket Club, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HT

Installation of and England and Wales Cricket Board Approved 3-lane system within a safety fenced enclosure and with surrounding security fence.  The lanes are 34m in length and the overall footprint of the construction is 36m x 12.95m.

PL/21/1847/VRC              Land to the west of Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks,

Removal of Variation of Condition following planning permission:-

Variation of condition 2 (car park time limit) of planning permission 16/01510/FUL (Erection of and Emergency Department and Medical and Surgical Assessment Unit, installation of Combined Heath and Power Plant at the existing Energy Centre and associated service infrastructure, provision for 198 permanent visitor and 200 temporary staff car parking spaces, together with associated access, roads, hard landscaping and infrastructure works) to allow use of temporary staff car park for a further 3 years.

Pl/21/1837/FA                   Warneford, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

Demolition of garage and erection of single storey side and rear extensions, two storey front extension, first floor front and rea extensions, front porch, rear balcony, rear dormer window, front rooflight, changes to doors and windows, rendering of walls and erection of detached carport.





PL/19/2141/FA                  82 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4LF

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two semi detached houses.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/20/1659/FA                  Top Cottage, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PX

Demolition of existing dwelling house and erection of a new dwelling house and detached garage.  AMENDED PLAN.

Parish Comments:- OBJECT Policies TR5 EP3 H9 C8 NPPF Sec16 all apply.

We believe this proposal would adversely affect the character and amenities of the street scene and the locality in general. It would fail to add positively to the features of the site itself and the surrounding environment.

Top Cottage has been identified as a Non-Designated Heritage Asset status fully supported by Historic England . This status enhances the general locality and adds worth and a such should be protected. The new proposal adds no value and is over dominant, obtrusive and does not respect the space it sits in. A replacement dwelling would need to be of an acceptable design seeking to preserve the character of the locality in general, the proposal fails to achieve this.

There are concerns over access to the proposed site as is sits in a narrow track with no turning space. 

Section 16 of the NPPF considers, inter alia, buildings of local historic value. In particular clause 184 states that these assets are an irreplaceable resource which should be conserved in manner appropriate to their significance so that they can be enjoyed for their contribution to the quality of life of existing and future generations.

NPPF clause 192 states that in determining applications the local planning authority should take account of the desirability of sustaining a heritage asset, the positive contribution that conservation of heritage assets can make and the desirability of new developments making a positive contribution to local character and distinctiveness. We would suggest that on this last point this application falls woefully short of meeting that criteria.

Harm to heritage assets is further considered in paragraphs 193 to 202. In particular paragraph 197 advices that balanced planning judgements should be taken having regard to the significance of non-designated heritage assets and the scale of any harm or loss. Clause 194 specifically states that any harm or loss should require a clear and convincing justification. 

Paragraph 195 of the NPPF is also very clear. It states that where a proposed development would lead to substantial harm or total loss of an asset consent should be refused unless …”it can be demonstrated that ….the necessary to achieve substantial public benefits that outweighs ….the loss.” That is clearly not the case here.

The applicant states that there is a need for larger family houses in Stoke Poges. The Parish Council wholeheartedly disagree with this. Most new housing stock are large detached 4-6 bedroom houses. There is a shortage of smaller housing suitable for first time buyers and those wishing to down size. Stoke Poges is in need of mixed stock housing and should retain its houses of character and authenticity 
Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/21/0120/FA                  Barton Turf, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PE

Erection of detached outbuilding in rear garden for use as a gym.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

PL/21/0004/FA                  8 Home Farm Way, Wexham, Bucks, SL3 6NZ

Single storey side extension and part single/part two storey side and single storey rear extension.

Parish Comments:-  No Comment

Hereby Permits

PL/21/1133/FA                  Sesquiacre, Fir Tree Avenue, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4NN

Demolition of existing garages and erection of part two storey, part single storey side/front extension.

Parish Comments:-  No objection subject to the 50% Green Belt rules.

Hereby Permits FOLLOWED BY:-



PL/20/0995/FA – Jasmine Lodge, Keens Acre, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4QA

Parish Comments:- No comment

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal Received – Written Reps

PL/20/3791/FA                  Pinewood Nurseries, Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL3 6NB

Change of use of land for the parking of private ambulances (retrospective).

Parish Comments:-  Object to another commercial business in the Green Belt, Policies GB1, GB4 GB9 (c) & EP3 (f) all apply.

Hereby Refuse Permission

Appeal Received – Written Reps.